This was to be expected: after the decision of the World Padel Tour to cancel the Buenos Aires stage supposed to take place on November 13 and 19, 2023, the promoters are crying scandal, starting with the tumultuous Lisandro Borges.
War is declared
The “last dance” by Lisandro Borges with the World Padel Tour will therefore not take place. It must be said that his position is very complicated to follow. Sometimes ally, sometimes enemy, relations between the WPT and Lisandro Borges have never been healthy. THE World Padel Tour very happy to have a promoter so active in South America offering him often quality stages, and on the other a Lisandro Borges who changes his mind so many times that today we would be incapable of telling you where to go. positions the Argentinian and what he really thinks.
One thing is certain, war seems to have been declared between the promoter and the World Padel Tour.
L’Argentin “reserves the right to take legal action for all damages and harm caused by Setpoint Events / World Padel Tour".
He “warmly thanks the players who, despite the difficult circumstances” who expressed their support and “confirmed their desire to participate in the tournament”. They do this “out of respect for the fans who purchased their tickets, the sponsors and the organization, which for seven years has done its best to promote the padel".
A parallel tournament?
Will Borges ultimately organize this stage without the support of World Padel Tour ? And why not, especially if the official calendar allows it.
In fact, the tournament had been showing for several weeks
However, the biggest victims of this situation are undoubtedly the padel himself and his fans. The organizers announced as follows:
- a record number of box sales,
- a 50% discount on tickets
- a record number of subscription reservations
It is important to note that several players had already announced that they would not travel to Argentina due to Lisandro Borges' criticism of them and their colleagues.
But he also seemed to have support, as again Alvaro Cepero, who, as is often the case, puts his foot down.
Franck Binisti discovers the padel at the Club des Pyramides in 2009 in the Paris region. Since padel is part of his life. You often see him touring France going to cover the major events of padel French.